We are delighted that Empowered Conversations, the dementia communication training programme developed by Six Degrees and the University of Salford, is set to be showcased at a leading dementia charity’s national conference. The Alzheimer’s Society’s annual conference in London (May 21-22) takes place during Dementia Action Week. Dr Lydia Morris, research fellow from the [...]
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How Ricky Gervais’s new heartfelt drama got me thinking about me, my dad and dementia I love talking. Me and Dave – my dad – would spend hours talking to each other. It was a shared passion – amongst others – including but not limited to football, books and music. He was never stuck [...]
DAUGHTER Mary Gilbertson supports her mum, Josephine, aged 71, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in November 2017. The 53-year-old from Droylsden attended an Empowered Conversations course after finding out about it at a carers’ meeting and has since shared the learning with her sisters so they can all help [...]
NURSE Sharon Coffey from Chadderton, Oldham works with people living with dementia as well as supporting her dad – Frank, aged 74, who is living with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. The 47-year-old attended the course with her dad’s wife of 26 years – Irene – and together they both learnt [...]
We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new project that aims to help people living with dementia in Salford by offering free advice and support to family carers. Our Empowered Carers project will complement our existing Empowered Conversations dementia communications workshops by offering one-to-one support to carers; giving them an opportunity to access [...]
We’re delighted to welcome Rachel Yates Hoyles as the leader of our new project for 2019 – Empowered Carers. The project will complement our existing Empowered Conversations dementia communications workshops by offering one-to-one support to carers and giving them an opportunity to access tips on ways to cope and a chance to connect [...]
Our Charlotte was a double award winner at the Heart of Salford awards – here she tells us about the experience. Getting a nomination at the Heart of Salford awards for the work that I do with the Empowered Conversations project run by Six Degrees was an amazing surprise. I was convinced that there [...]
The NHS has launched 'The Long Term Plan' to create a service in the next ten years that will be 'fit for purpose' and will improve patient care. The plan specifically mentions the importance of improving outcomes for people living with dementia through technology, early detection and an increase in community support. Empowered Conversations [...]
In a recent Guardian article, GP Ann Robinson shares her views on how ‘social prescribing’ – the prescribing of hobbies and social activities – can complement or even substitute medical prescribing to support people with dementia. She said: “It feels churlish to challenge the concept of social prescribing. How can anyone argue with the [...]
An ‘invitation to respond’, rather than a question, can take the pressure off both you and a person with dementia when chatting As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have [...]